2023 Guide to Kelowna Fruit Stands & Fresh Okanagan Valley Produce
This 2023 guide shows you the best Kelowna fruit stands to buy fresh, high quality, locally-grown fruits and vegetables in the Spring, Summer, and Fall - including locations in West Kelowna, Lake Country, and Peachland.
What kinds of berries and fruits are grown in the Okanagan Valley?
With over 300 days of sunshine per year, hot summers, and a dry climate, the Okanagan Valley is one of Canada’s best fruit growing regions. While Kelowna, British Columbia is now best known for wine and restaurants, our growing conditions first attracted orchardists to the region who grew a variety of fruits, berries, and vegetables throughout the Okanagan Valley.
Tree fruits that grow well in Kelowna and the Okanagan:
Berries grown in the Okanagan Valley include:
When do fruit stands open for the season in Kelowna, British Columbia?
Fruit stands in Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley open for season at the end of June or early July (strawberries, cherries, blueberries), and close for the season in late October (apples, gourds).
What fruits are in season in Kelowna right now?
Most of Kelowna’s agricultural output takes place in the summer and fall.
June: strawberries, blueberries, and cherries
July: apricots, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries
August: plums and grapes
September and October: apples and gourds (technically a fruit, mmkay)
What month is Cherry Picking in Kelowna, BC?
Cherry picking season in Kelowna begins at the end of June or early July. Cherries first ripen in the South Okanagan where temperatures are hotter (usually early July), and last in the North Okanagan where the climate is cooler (usually late July).
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East Kelowna Fruit Market - “The Big Purple Fruit Stand”
The East Kelowna Fruit Market - also known as “The Big Purple Fruit Stand” is a fruit stand and vegetable market located in East Kelowna near the McCulloch Station Pub. The friendly owners provide a great selection of fresh produce from 10am to 7pm - including peaches, cherries, and blueberries grown on their family property.
Address: 3395 Neid Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4H5
Phone: (250) 689-0174
Glenmore Fresh Fruit & Produce
Glenmore Fresh Fruit & Produce is a family-run Kelowna fruit stand in the rural neighborhood of Glenmore that sells locally-grown Kelowna fruit n veggies. You can get fresh apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, and treats like hot samosas, slushies, cool lemonade (made with real lemons), and ice cream. They’re open during the Okanagan harvest season from 9am to 7pm daily.
Address: 2435 Rojem Rd #2409, Kelowna, BC V1V 2G3
Phone: (250) 863-5686
Crosby Organics is a certified organic orchard growing 8 varieties of peaches, 3 varieties of plums, and 6 varieties of apples. Run by the wonderful Blair and Lindsey Crosby, this is one of the best places to buy local tree fruits in Kelowna, BC. This fantastic fruit duo also offers a weekly Yoga class (flow, by donation) on Tuesdays at 7pm.
Phone: (778) 214-0437
Address: 2800 Dunster Rd, Kelowna, BC
Crosby Organics photo credit: Julie Dorge Photography
Function Junction Fruit Stand
Located off Rock Creek Highway (Hwy 33) in the Toovey Heights area of Rutland, Function Junction is a great place to pick up strawberries by the flat, lapin cherries, or do some apple cider tasting. Their fruit is grown on site and sold at highly competitive prices.
Address: 811 Hwy 33, Kelowna, BC V1X 6V1
Phone: (250) 863-0757
Open: Daily from 9am to 6pm
K & J Pacific Peaches
K&J Pacific Peaches is a family-owned fruit stand in Rutland that grows apples, peaches, and Christmas trees that go for around $40. Known for really friendly owners, excellent prices, and quality fruit, K & J Pacific Peaches offers both U-pick and fruit by the basket.
Address: 1145 Morrison Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 4W1
Phone: (250) 765-8184
Kelowna Fruit Stand (Benvoulin Rd)
The Kelowna Fruit Stand, located on the corner of Benvoulin Rd and Munson Rd in Kelowna, offers local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, kombucha, and a variety of canned items. Known for excellent strawberries, peaches, cherries, and superb customer service, The Kelowna Fruit Stand is open every season from June/July until autumn.
Address: 2810 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 2E3
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KelownaFruitStand/
Located on Benvoulin Rd in South Kelowna, Don-O-Ray Farms is a local produce market and farm experience that’s great for families with youngsters. Their produce market sells fruits and veggies - and delicious prepared foods like fresh pressed fruit juices (apple, carrot, cherry, pear), fresh pies, hot sauces, and freezer jams.
Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure is a petting zoo and maze where your kids can pet and feed goats, a pony, bunnies, and ducks. You can get airbrush tattoos that last up to a week, and experience navigating through their fenced “hedge maze.”
Address: 3443 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M5
The Friendly Farmer Fruitstand
Located in South Kelowna along McCulloch Rd, The Friendly Farmer Fruitstand is a seasonal produce market with beautiful local cherries, apricots, nectarines, and other fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. You can also pick up herbs, spices, and cold slushy drinks.
Address: 3254 McCulloch Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4R2
Phone: (250) 869-0871
There & Back Again Farms
There & Back Again Farms (TABA) is a locally-owned produce and tree fruit stand along McCulloch Rd that sells fruits and vegetables grown on their family farm. TABA farms is well known for their ripe, juicy peaches and colorful varieties of cauliflower. It’s a scenic drive from Kelowna, and well worth the trip.
Address: 3309 McCulloch Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4G4
Phone: (250) 486-6978
If you’re looking for an Okanagan cherry picking experience, Kempf Orchards is a U-pick orchard where you purchase a box and pick your own cherries, including stella (red) and rainier (golden yellow) from $4.50 to $6 per pound. Note that July is the best time to visit for cherry picking in the Okanagan Valley.
Address: 1409 Teasdale Rd
Phone: (250) 765-1797
Greenway Fruit Stand and Cherry U-Pick
Greenway Fruit Stand and Cherry U-Pick is a direct sale and U-pick fruit stand located on Hollywood Rd South near the walking trails in Scenic Canyon Regional Park. Greenway offers apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and prunes.
Address: 2280 Hollywood Rd S, 1150 Munson Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1X 4P6
Phone: (250) 486-6776
KLO Farm Market
KLO Farm Market is a fruit stand and produce market selling fruit, vegetables, and flowers that are grown in the fields surrounding the store. You can pick your own flowers and make your own unique bouquet for a very reasonable price. KLO Farm Market also sells eggs, milk, cheesecake - and sometimes there’s a grilled cheese food truck on site.
Address: 1760 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3P6
Phone: (778) 484-2828
BC Tree Fruits Market
Since 1936, the BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has helped local growers package, transport, and market fruit through the Okanagan Valley and British Columbia. The BC Tree Fruits Market is a store in Kelowna’s north end where you can purchase locally-grown produce and artisanal grocery items like apple cider, salad dressing, and freshly-baked bread. If you’re into juicing, this is a great place to pick up different types of apples in large quantities during the autumn.
Address: 826 Vaughan Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7E4
Phone: (250) 763-8872
Kelowna Fruit Stand & Cafe
The Kelowna Fruit Stand & Cafe - near the Kelowna International Airport along Highway 97 - is a large indoor market selling local fruit, veggies, preserves, fruit pies, ice cream, and other local grocery items. While this location is not exactly a fruit stand, they offer a wide selection of produce that’s grown locally in the Okanagan Valley, and they have outdoor seating at their patio to enjoy your fruits.
Address: 5225 BC-97, Kelowna, BC V1V 2K4
Phone: (250) 765-5225
Kelowna Farmer’s and Crafter’s Market
The Kelowna Farmer’s and Crafter’s Market - open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 1pm - hosts a variety of farm produce stands, food vendors, concessions, crafters, and artisans. There’s live music, freshly-baked bread, hot salsas, boutique coffee roasters, and live musicians for a full sensory experience. The Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market is located on the corner of Dilworth and Springfield. Park at the Orchard Park shopping mall, then use the crosswalk to safely get across this busy intersection. The Kelowna Farmers Market is also open through the winter months inside the Parkinson Recreation Centre.
Address: Corner of Springfield & Dilworth Dr, Kelowna, BC
Phone: (778) 215-4498
Lake Country Fruit Stands
Lake Country is located 30 minutes drive north from Kelowna and makes for a great Okanagan Valley day trip.
Located on Camp Rd and Seaton Rd in Lake Country, Duggan Farms is one of the best U pick orchards and berry fields in Kelowna. The ever-helpful Mr. Duggan grows delicious strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, plums, peaches, nectarines, asparagus, and more.
Address: 2651 Camp Rd, Lake Country, BC
Sproule and Daughters Farm
Located along the east side of Wood Lake, Sproule and Daughters Farm opens their organic fruit stand during the summer harvest months (July-August) with delicious peaches and cherries for sale.
Address: 4590 Allison Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 2B8
Phone: (250) 808-2871
Chahal Farms has a fruit stand located along Highway 97 in Lake Country with cherries, apricots, blueberries, rainier cherries, prunes, peaches, grapes, plums, pears, nectarines - and hot samosas for sale.
Located along Okanagan Centre Road, Gambell Farms is a Lake Country fruit stand selling fresh fruits and veggies from summer to fall, including apricots, lapin cherries, blackberries, plums, apples, pumpkins, and gourds.
12133 Okanagan Centre Rd E, Lake Country
Gatzke’s Farm Market
Located in Oyama at the north end of Wood Lake, Gatzke’s Farm Market is a great stop if you’re taking a day trip on the Okanagan Rail Trail via Lake Country. Proudly farming in Oyama since the 1920’s, this farmer’s market is open daily when fruits are in season. Bring home Okanagan-grown cherries, blueberries, apricots, peaches, fruit preserves, ice cream, and a number of homemade baked goods - at a fair price.
Address: 15686 Pelmewash Pkwy, Lake Country, BC
During fruit season you can buy fresh tomatoes, apples, cherries, russian garlic, and more at Hyatt Orchards, centrally located along Oceola Road in the town of Lake Country, BC.
Address: 11938 Oceola Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 1H1
Located along the western side of Wood Lake on Pelmewash Pkwy, Palomine Orchards is a Lake Country orchard selling quality fruit and treats like their chocolate fudge-dipped apple chips.
Address: 14990 Pelmewash Pkwy, Lake Country, BC V4V 2A9
Rose Hill Orchards
Rose Hill Orchards is a U-Pick orchard, market, and cafe located off of Okanagan Centre Rd in Lake Country. They offer 9 varieties of apples, 9 varieties of cherries, 4 varieties of peaches, and 2 varieties of plums. You can also get cheese, milk, fruit jams, and jellies. Rose Hill Kitchen - their on-site cafe with picnic tables - offers fruit juice, hot coffee, tea, sandwiches, muffins, loafs, and homemade apple pie to take home.
Address: 11911 Okanagan Centre Rd E, Lake Country, BC V4V 1G3
Located on Carrs Landing Rd along Okanagan Lake in Lake Country, BC, Wendell Orchards is a lakefront fruit and vegetable store selling locally-grown apples, nectarines, peaches, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and plums during the Okanagan fruit season.
Address: 14451 Carrs Landing Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 1A7
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Paynter’s Fruit Market, West Kelowna
Paynter’s Fruit Market - open between June and October- is a multi-generational, family-owned fruit stand that’s been in operation in Westbank since 1951. Now managed by the magnetic and knowledgeable Jennay Paynter, their multi-generational team offers a variety of seasonal, local produce like apricots, cherries, strawberries, grapefruits, raspberries, melon, and more. They also sell fresh vegetables like rhubarb, salad turnips, radishes, salad mixes, chard, beetroot, zucchini, eggplant, kale, gourds, pumpkin, squash, cauliflower, and hot peppers.
Paynter’s market makes for a great family experience with 26 flavors of hard ice cream, freshly-made waffle cones, hot & cool coffee drinks, and the option to U-pick apples, apricots, and peaches.
Address: 3687 Paynter Rd, West Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 768-7313
Westbank Corner Fruit Stall
Westbank Corner Fruit Stall is located in Westbank on Elliot Rd selling fresh peaches, organic corn, herbs, peaches, and other fruit. Westbank Corner Fruit stall doesn’t have a ton of parking room, but is worth visiting for their great prices and really friendly service.
Address: 3630 Elliott Rd, Westbank
Phone: (250) 718-9083
Griffin Farm is a fruit and vegetable stand located on Elliot Rd in West Kelowna that gets great reviews for their peaches, pears, apricots, apples, and cherries that you can pick yourself. Great service, surprisingly good prices, and you can use a credit card to pay.
Address: 3344 Elliot Rd, West Kelowna
Phone: (250) 768-3343
Westbank Harvest is a fruit and vegetable processing business offering whole organic fruits, berries, wildflower honey, 100% pure juice (apple, cherry, grape, plum, pear), fresh organic vegetables, and nuts. To get there, turn off Hwy 97 onto Glencoe Rd, then turn right on Sharf Rd.
Address: 2654 Scharf Road, West Kelowna
Phone: (250) 212-7004
Peachland Fruit Stands
Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market
The lakeside Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market runs every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, starting on May 29th. You’ll find fresh fruits & vegetables, freshly-baked bread, unique crafts, arts, and other food items. There’s also live music and a children’s play area, face painting, and ice cream that should keep everyone happy.
Address: Heritage Park, Beach Ave, Peachland, BC
Raven’s View Farm
Raven’s View Farm is Peachland U-pick orchard that’s best known for their fresh peaches and plums that ripen between late July and early September. They offer 6 varieties of peaches (Suncrest, Canadian Harmonies, Harbrites, Harrow Diamond, Red & Glo Havens), 3 varieties of plum, and kitchen herbs like parsley, chives, fennel, oregano, and sage.
Address: 5010 Elliott Ave, Peachland, BC